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Platte County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 8,667. Its county seat is Wheatland
Takes its name from the North Platte River. Platte from the French "plate", meaning "dull" or "shallow", a term singularly applicable to this stream.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
In 1911, Platte County was created from a portion of Laramie County, which joins it to the south. Platte County takes its name from the North Platte River
Wheatland, the county seat and largest town in Platte County, provides easy access to scenic and recreational
areas. Set amid farms and ranches that are irrigated by the largest privately owned irrigation system in the
Country, the town has a nine-hole public golf course, city parks with a free camping area, a swimming pool and
tennis courts, Laramie Peak Museum, library, bowling alley, movie theater and fairgrounds. Before a modern water
system was developed in Wheatland, water was brought to each home by ditches which ran down each street from Canal
No. 2 to irrigate lawns and gardens and to furnish water for homes. Wheatland still has many remains of the In-town
irrigation system that made all the old trees in Wheatland. Wheatland was incorporated in 1905, and because the
county seat of Platte County in 1911.
The town of Chugwater is one of the older settlements in Platte County. The first building at this site was erected in the fall of 1867 after the government road had been opened through this section. The town takes its name from Chugwater Creek, on which it is situated.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,111 square miles (5,467 km2), of which,
2,085 square miles (5,400 km2) of it is land and 26 square miles (67 km2) of it (1.23%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows: